Middle East

07.01.2017

A « Humanitarian NGO» deprives 5.6 million civilians of water

A « Humanitarian NGO» deprives 5.6 million civilians of water

VOLTAIRE NETWORK | 7 JANUARY 2017 The Jihadists, who since 24 December 2016 have been polluting the sources of Barada — the river which provides the water supply for the inhabitants (now totalling more than 7 million) of Damascus and the… »

30.12.2016

Make Russia Great Again? Aleppo and a Plea from Another World

Make Russia Great Again? Aleppo and a Plea from Another World

By Juan Francisco Lobo During the last days of December, Russia will host a round of diplomatic talks with Iran and Turkey. A hundred years ago, Ernst Jünger described a peculiar encounter with a frightened British officer in his account of trench warfare, Storm… »

29.12.2016

Noam Chomsky: Israel’s Response to the UN Resolution on Palestine Is ‘Hysterical’

Noam Chomsky: Israel’s Response to the UN Resolution on Palestine Is ‘Hysterical’

Israel’s suspension of relations with the UN Security Council member nations that voted for the resolution—powerful countries including the U.K. and France—has effectively realized a goal of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. By Ken Klippenstein / AlterNet December 28, 2016       The United… »

25.12.2016

Netanyahu halts Israeli funding of UN bodies in revenge for ‘crazy’ resolution

Netanyahu halts Israeli funding of UN bodies in revenge for ‘crazy’ resolution

Russia Today – Published time: 24 Dec, 2016 23:09 Israel has suspended its multimillion dollar contribution to a number of United Nations bodies and is reevaluating its relationship with the organization, after the UN Security Council passed a resolution on Israeli settlement construction. “I instructed the Foreign Ministry to complete within a… »

21.12.2016

The East Aleppo Syndrome

The East Aleppo Syndrome

By Thierry Meyssan After four and a half years of war, the population of East Aleppo was liberated by the Syrian Arab Army, with help from Hezbollah, Russia and Iran. This victory was greeted with joy by the majority of the 120,000 inhabitants freed and documented by the… »

18.12.2016

Prayer of the Mothers: women sing for peace

Prayer of the Mothers: women sing for peace

“Prayer of the Mothers” is a song by singer and songwriter Yael Deckelbaum. It was created together with women of the movement “Women Wage Peace” which aims for a peaceful and nonviolent solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Since its creation in summer 2014 during the escalation… »

17.12.2016

50 years of occupation of Palestine: “Liberal Jews must voice their objection”

50 years of occupation of Palestine: “Liberal Jews must voice their objection”

Interview with Daniel Bar Tal, with the support of Ina Darmstädter Daniel Bar Tal is a social-psychologist and until his retirement was professor for child development and education at the Tel Aviv University. For his research and struggle regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict he received numerous awards. In November this year… »

17.12.2016

‘Aleppo Now Synonym for Hell’ – Ban Ki-Moon

‘Aleppo Now Synonym for Hell’ – Ban Ki-Moon

In his last press conference as United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon on 16 December 2016 delivered stark warnings on two issues at the forefront of international concern: that “the carnage in Syria remains a gaping hole in the global conscience;” and that South Sudan faces a risk of genocide as the… »

09.12.2016

German Bundeswehr to train Saudi army officers

German Bundeswehr to train Saudi army officers

Germany is about to strike a deal to train Saudi Arabian officers. While the Defense Ministry says such programs are completely normal, it also admits that the Middle Eastern monarchy remains a “difficult” partner. Germany is expanding its military cooperation with the Saudi regime, despite the country’s involvement in conflicts… »

05.12.2016

Denmark withdraws from airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

Denmark withdraws from airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

Denmark announced on Friday 2nd of December, its decision to suspend military operations of its seven F-16 fighter jets in Syria and Iraq. A few days beforehand, a military investigation indicated that Danish fighter jets were involved in a September 17th airstrike by the coalition, in which a series of… »

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